Visual arts

Visual arts

Our art programme, hosted in the Institute's Brancuși Hall, presents significant names and trends in Romanian art of all generations and in all eras. With the support of the RCI, Romanian artists also exhibit in well-known museums and galleries in and outside London. Our art programmes include design, fashion and architecture - hence extending beyond traditional boundaries. Among our partners in the arts are major institutions such as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Victoria & Albert Museum, Camden Arts Centre, Royal Academy of Art, London Festival of Architecture and Design.

The Royal Family of Romania in Pictures

The Royal Family of Romania in Pictures

Join us at the Romanian Cultural Institute for a revealing photographic journey into the life of Romanian monarchy. Taken by Daniel Angelescu, the official photographer of the Royal House of Romania, the snapshots chronicle the private and official life of the Royal Family, including evocative images and portraits of His Majesty King...

13/07 - 16/09/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH

Events archive

Renewal Embodied: Romanian Design at the Clerkenwell Design Week

Renewal Embodied: Romanian Design at the Clerkenwell Design Week

Tempted to challenge the traditional sources of inspiration of Romanian design and yet attracted by its most viable ideas, the Romanian exhibition at the spectacular Clerkenwell Design Week (24-26 May) is a seductive commentary on destruction and renewal, on forgetfulness and reinvention. Attuned to the trade’s latest cries, the Romanian...

24 - 26/05/2016 @ Clerkenwell Design Week, Garden of St James, St James Walk, EC1R 0EA
The Beauty and the Books

The Beauty and the Books

Some of the most beautiful contemporary Romanian books will be on display at the Tate Modern as part of Offprint London, the biggest art publishing fair in Britain.  In the second half of May, the famous modernist landmark hosts, in its vast Turbine Hall, an entire library of exquisite publications, which gives testimony to the thriving...

20 - 22/05/2016 @ Tate Modern – Turbine Hall, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
'Oedipe': a Visual History

'Oedipe': a Visual History

Since 1936, when Oedipe debuted at the Opéra Garnier in Paris, Enescu’s masterpiece has been performed on renown musical stages throughout the world. In the past 80 years, great singers like David Ohanesian, José Van Dam or Monte Pederson have shone in the notoriously challenging title role. Through a kaleidoscope of rarely...

04/05 - 08/06/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute & Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Photographing the Soul of Music: The Portraits of the Enescu Festival

Photographing the Soul of Music: The Portraits of the Enescu Festival

Captured in the backdrops of Romania’s biggest musical event, George Enescu International Festival in Bucharest, the photographs of Cornel Brad offer a revealing depiction of the excitement, expectation and relief that make the life of the great musicians in those supercharged ”interludes” before and after tremendous stage...

03/03 - 08/06/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Brâncuși: The British Connection

Brâncuși: The British Connection

Constantin Brâncuși, the ground-breaking artist of modern sculpture, described in awe as “half god, half shepherd”, was born on 19 February 1876. On the very day of his birth, we revisit his legacy in the company of some of his most ardent British admirers. Guest speakers: Sanda Miller, Eric Shanes, Jonathan Vernon and...

19/02/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, London SW1X8PH
'Found.Lost.Found': Romanian Jewellery Design at the London Fashion Week 2016

'Found.Lost.Found': Romanian Jewellery Design at the London Fashion Week 2016

Breaking news - 21 February 2016: designer Otilia Mihalcea (Oval) has won the jury's Special Prize for Accessory Design at the International Fashion Showcase, a prize awarded for the first time in the IFS history due to Romania's highly appreciated showcase. Congratulations to Otilia and the entire team!   We are...

19/02 - 23/01/2016 @ Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Romanians in Britain: The Poses of Ascent

Romanians in Britain: The Poses of Ascent

As the celebrations of Romania's Culture Day are getting closer, we invite you to discover Ion Paciu's revealing portraits of Romanians from all walks of life who, in the past years, have come to call London their home. The exhibition, entitled 'Revisiting Romania: Portraits from London',  opened in 2014 at the...

01/12/2015 - 29/01/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Snapshots of Transylvania: The Saxon Heritage

Snapshots of Transylvania: The Saxon Heritage

'Transylvania in Transition', an exhibition signed by photographer Simon Brown and made in collaboration with the Global Heritage Fund, opens at the RCI London as part of a series of events dedicated to British artists and travellers who, throughout time, have revealed the amazing diversity and beauty of Romania through paintings,...

16 - 27/11/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Clare Inskip: A Visual Love Letter to Transylvania

Clare Inskip: A Visual Love Letter to Transylvania

We are delighted to present Clare Inskip’s “Transylvanian Landscape”, an exhibition of oil and watercolour paintings depicting the unique, unspoiled charm of Romanian rural universe, as well as remarkable sculptures representing the countryside life. The exhibition is complemented by a talk given by reputed botanist and...

03 - 06/11/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
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